MusicRow Magazine has released its 2022 Publisher Issue print edition. Mercury Nashville’s Maddie & Tae are featured on its cover.
Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant counter to bro-country, the Platinum-selling smash, “Girl In A Country Song,” which skyrocketed to the top of the charts and established them as only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts. They took home Group/Duo Video of the Year (“Woman You Got”) at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, and were nominated a seventh time for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 55th CMA Awards. They have earned trophies from the Radio Disney Music Awards and CMA Awards, along with ACM, Billboard and CMT Award nominations. Maddie & Tae have received widespread praise from Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The Tennessean, The Washington Post, Glamour and others. The duo has toured with country music’s hottest stars including Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Brett Young. They are currently headlining the “CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour in 2022,” hitting major markets coast-to-coast.
The award-winning duo channel their unbreakable bond, honest songwriting and “some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) into their new collection of songs Through The Madness Vol. 2. Together as longtime friends and music collaborators, Maddie Font and Taylor Kerr co-wrote each of the project’s tracks, as well as all 8 songs on Through The Madness Vol. 1, including their most recent single, “Woman You Got,” plus fan-favorite song “Strangers.” The pair drew praise for their No. 1 debuting The Way It Feels album, including the Double Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Die From A Broken Heart.” With “Die From A Broken Heart” topping the country airplay charts, Maddie & Tae became the first and only female twosome with multiple No. 1s.
Inside, MusicRow‘s annual Publisher Issue includes the 2022 Publisher Directory, listing Nashville’s top publishing companies, as well as organizations and services available for songwriters.
“Not unlike Leonardo da Vinci creating the Mona Lisa, our own Nashville tunesmiths create masterworks of art. Our annual Publisher print edition is dedicated to this segment of our industry: the masterful songwriters who write the stories, and the publishers and team members who stand with them,” says MusicRow Magazine Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson of the issue.
For the 2022 Publisher Issue, MusicRow brings back its State of the Union roundtable, this time featuring UMPG’s Cyndi Forman, Sony Music Publishing’s Josh Van Valkenburg, Endurance Music’s Michael Martin, Warner Chappell’s Jessi Vaughn Stevenson, and Tape Room Music’s Kelly Bolton. Elsewhere, MusicRow taps veteran attorney Jess L. Rosen to explain the recent uptick in catalog sales.
Also featured in this issue is an opinion piece from Ben Vaughn on cutting outside songs, a glimpse into Prescription Songs’ multi-genre success, and a look back at Nashville’s history of No. 1 parties. Additionally, this issue also offers conversations with NSAI’s Bart Herbison and Reel Muzik Werks’ Teri Nelson Carpenter.
MusicRow’s 2022 Publisher Issue also highlights the work and careers of some of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters, including Sony Music Publishing’s Elle King, 50 Egg Music/UMPG’s Shane Minor, Big Loud’s Jamie Moore, BMG’s Emily Landis, Boom Music Group/Warner Chappell’s Chris Tompkins and SMACK’s Josh Jenkins.
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